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Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
28
Overall
35

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2013
Panasonic TS25
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 144g - 104 x 58 x 20mm
  • Announced January 2013
  • Also referred to as Lumix DMC-FT25
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Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 Overview

Following is a comprehensive analysis of the Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25, one is a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Waterproof by rivals Nikon and Panasonic. The resolution of the S5200 (16MP) and the TS25 (16MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was announced very close to the TS25 so they are of a similar generation. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick overview of how the S5200 grades versus the TS25 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Panasonic TS25

 S5200 TS25 
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS25 over the Nikon S5200

 TS25 S5200 

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Panasonic TS25

 S5200 TS25 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013January 2013Same generation
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry around your camera, you'll have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Nikon S5200 comes with external measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Panasonic TS25 has dimensions of 104mm x 58mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are working with at the time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the S5200 versus the TS25.

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the S5200 and TS25 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizes only by checking out technical specs. The picture underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the S5200 and TS25.

As you have seen, both of the cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of images but you might want to consider the release date of the cameras into account.

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic TS25 Portrait photography highlights
30
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
30
MP count decent (16MP)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon S5200 Street photography information
Panasonic TS25 Street photography information
48
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
67
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
lighter than others in class (144 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography information
Panasonic TS25 Sports photography information
28
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery (160 CIPA)
lack of phase detect autofocus
42
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300 seconds)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic TS25 as a Travel photography camera
68
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse recording
terrible battery (160 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
71
lighter than others in class (144 grams)
environment sealing
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (25mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic TS25 Landscape photography factors
42
really wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not possible
does not have image stabilization
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
terrible battery (160 per charge)
does not have Timelapse recording
42
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
environment sealing
no manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual exposure
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic TS25 as a Vlogging camera
33
really wide (26mm)
great max aperture (f)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
does not have external microphone support
31
rather wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (144 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic socket
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Nikon S5200 vs Panasonic TS25 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Panasonic TS25
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
General Information
Company Nikon Panasonic
Model type Nikon Coolpix S5200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-FT25
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Announced 2013-01-29 2013-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 125 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points - 23
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.9-5.7
Macro focusing distance - 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Screen resolution 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 4.40 m
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format - MPEG-4
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146 gr (0.32 lb) 144 gr (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 104 x 58 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 photos 250 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 -
Self timer - Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $130 $180